Vegetables

How to grow sweet peppers – useful tips

Description Sweet peppers vary in shape and color and include the slender banana pepper; the short, round cherry pepper; the small bright-red, heart-shaped pimiento; the multi-colored Italian frying pepper; and the blocky green to yellow to orange to red bell pepper. Sweet peppers can be eaten raw, cooked, or pickled. Not all sweet pepper varieties are mild flavored; some can ...

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How to grow a vegetable garden

Getting started Before you start a garden, you’ve got to figure out where you’re going to put it. Your choice of location can have a big impact on how successful you are at growing vegetables. Here are some suggestions to help you put together the perfect garden plan: Avoid Weed War Fare. Try not to locate your garden in an ...

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Growing parsley

Parsley puts its roots down deep. Be careful to prepare a nice deep bed for it, ten inches or so, and dress it with rich soil. Choose a location that gets at least six hours of sun but holds moisture well. When parsley goes dry, it wilts and seldom recovers, so keep it mulched. Curly leaf parsley vs. Flat leaf ...

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How to plant radishes in the garden

One great root vegetable to include in your garden is the radish. Radishes are great in salads and pastas. They don’t take up a lot of space in your garden either because you really don’t need to plant a lot of them. How to plant radish When growing radish from seed, remember that it is a cool season crop. They ...

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Easy-to-grow vegetables and herbs

Bush Beans Green beans are a healthy summer favorite, both for their fresh crunch and flavor. They also add a bright shot of green to your dinner plate. In your garden: Plant your bean seeds in well-drained soil where they’ll receive full sun. Sow seeds every few weeks to enjoy a continual harvest through the summer. Carrots Carrots are a ...

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Growing cabbage in home gardens

How to grow cabbage Cabbage is a cool-season vegetable that performs best in the spring or fall, when temperatures and moisture are even. The key to growing cabbage, like all cruciferous vegetables, is to provide conditions for steady, continuous growth. A rich organic soil and regular, steady water encourage the uninterrupted growth that makes fall vegetables thrive. Garden Preparation for ...

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Growing gorgeous garlic guide

When to plant -Garlic can be grown in all zones. For higher yields and larger cloves, the best time to plant is Autumn. Don’t despair though – garlic can be planted during the year but the size of bulbs may be smaller. Select & prepare your garlic – Select varieties that grow well in your local climate zone. – Chill ...

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How to grow green onions

Green onions can be grown from seed or as sets. Green onions are also referred to as bunching onions, and have a milder onion taste than storage onions. They are actually immature onions that are harvested before the bulb matures. The green onion features a dark green stem (also called scallions) and a white bulb with roots. Both parts of ...

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Everything you need to know about planting cucumbers

Cucumber types to try American slicing cucumbers are the oblong, dark green cukes you see in supermarkets. Pickling cucumbers bear smaller fruits with bumpy, slightly wrinkled rinds that make them naturally crisp and firm. Asian cucumbers are long and slender, with small seed cavities. Greenhouse cucumbers produce self-fertile female flowers, so you can grow many varieties of this slightly shade-tolerant ...

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10 tomato growing tips

1. Don’t crowd seedlings If you are starting tomatoes from seed, be sure to give the seedlings plenty of room to branch out. Crowded conditions inhibit their growth, so transplant them into their own individual 4 in. pot, shortly after they get their first true leaves. 2. Provide lots of light Tomato seedlings need strong, direct light. Days are short ...

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